Is this the most important job I’ll work on? #Restoration #Lighthouse #Cottage

The work of an architect is an interesting one. From large to small practice. From public to private sector. From residential to commercial. And then there’s restoration.: The work of the conservation architect may involve building nothing. Just to bring Read More …

A project from 2008 finally gets started! #Ballyglass #Lighthouse #Keepers #Cottage

I don’t think there’s much better for an architect to see a project that you thought would never happen finally get started. This is the case with the lighthouse keeper’s cottage at Ballyglass, County Mayo. Exactly 14 years after first Read More …

Just about to go in for planning on this contemporary extension in zinc with glazed link to stone house County Mayo

Just about to go in for planning on this contemporary extension in zinc with glazed link to stone house County Mayo: A special thanks to Nelly again at Squaredd1 for the visual.

Slideshow & ‘Tear Sheet’ on completed #house in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos of a recently completed house near Belmullet, County Mayo. The project features: • Glass to glass connections to maximise the incredible views • Wedge shaped building with sloping eaves to create a flow through the Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects providing Simon Open Door Consultations (online): Tues 4 May 2021 to Fri 14 May 2021

After a few years break; Mark Stephens Architects are providing Simon Open Door Consultations from Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021; bookings will open Monday 29 March 2021 at 13:00 THIS LINK explains what you need to Read More …

Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

24th International Passive House Conference Discount Code ps I’ll be there

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the forthcoming 24th Passive House Conference (20th September – 8th October) and the discount code below resets the ticket price to 300€ / for members to 200€ for the Read More …

More on why materials are important #Passivhaus #PHRibbon #ClimateEmergency

I wrote previously on why building materials are important in combating the climate emergency HERE and I’m starting to get to grips with the Embodied CO2 PHPP plug-in ‘PHRibbon’ and have a few bits that I’d like to add to Read More …

New works complete on this #Thatch #Cottage #Extension – restoration of existing next #Mayo

Popped by an ongoing project for an extension to a thatched cottage in County Mayo last week (first visit in a while due to Covid & lockdown). The new works are complete and now being lived in whilst the existing Read More …